Dormant Snowdrop Collection No 3 (5)

Order Code: 999-382

Despatched August

£50.00

Pack of 9

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Dormant Snowdrop Collection No 3   - 5 markedly different forms probably aimed at those new to snowdrops but saving £14 over their individual prices.

One bulb of Galanthus Alison Hilary - has outer segments that are slim and clawed towards the base, while inner segments are not at all flared at the apex. They also show a unique diffuse X or H mark

One bulb of Galanthus Blonde Inge - originally from near Cologne and introduced by Nicholas Top in 1993. It has yellow marked tips to the inner petals which contrast with the green ovary over the flower (most snowdrops are either all green or all yellow on these two parts)

One bulb of Galanthus Lady Elphinstone - this is a yellow marked Galanthus nivalis flore plena discovered in 1890 in Cheshire, one that is well known as a bit of an irregular performer. In some years and in some circumstances it exhibits gorgeous apricot yellow markings within the double flower, in other years they seem rather less impressive, no-one really knows why, though it is suggested that they may be yellower after cold weather. It is however reasonably vigorous.

Three bulbs of Galanthus Atkinsii - this is one of the first hybrid forms to flower, still one of the finest and best garden-worthy snowdrops on account of its vigour and stature – it is sterile and rapidly forms good clumps from offsets, noted for its earliness, tall stems and elegant long outer segments.

Three bulbs of Galanthus Blewbury Tart - an eccentric find in 1975 and a Galanthus that "does" well but demand for it is always great. A late flowering double snowdrop that opens nearly flat, revealing nearly all green petticoats and long lasting as well.

Planting Instructions

Plant the bulbs immediately if you can. If planting them in the ground consider using the smallest size of aquatic mesh pots to aid containment and identification. Fill with improved soil based potting medium and a little sharp sand. If planting out of a pot aim to plant with 3-4" (8-10cm) of soil over the bulb where they receive light and moisture in the spring and summer dryness, so under deciduous trees and shrubs is best. Label carefully and possibly water sparingly until autumn.

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